Sunday, July 8, 2012

70s ghetto-boho-fabo chic

I've said it before, I'm not an early adopter. I despise technology and find it as much a hindrance as a help, however, the internet is an exception.
Take now for example, I just had the urge to workshop 70s fashion and within a few clicks of the keyboard I was presented with 1,200,000 images to inspire and delight.
Anita Pallenberg had a huge influence on the quintessential 70s look, particularly in the movie Performance.
If you have the sense you've seen her before, that may be because you either have, or you've seen people who have obviously been inspired by her. Example 1.
A quick note to young ladies who still find smoking sophisticated and sexy. Be warned! It's going to take it's toll, no matter how cute you are now.
You can't talk about 70s fashion without mentioning the big W - Woodstock!
Then there was Jane Fonda and her co-starring haircut in Klute.

Jane and her Klute do still have an influence now.
Last Tango in Paris and Bette Midler in The Rose are also worth a look for the boho-fabulousness.
I'm particularly taken with this free form 70s look because to be honest, with my hair, it's made for me.
And in the spirit of everything old being new again, here's a couple of modern interpretations of the 70s.



  1. omg, I had managed to forget the 70s, the years when I was a hippy earth-mother type with 3 babies. Not so sure now about the fashions, but the modern interpretations are strangely appealing!

  2. Oh yes, ditto the above comment, thanks for the memories, go listen to some "Mamas and Papas"
    It was all about doing your own thing,being accepting and tolerant and creativity was rampant.